Delivering thriving neighbourhoods that are

Delivering thriving communities that are best by design




Winton is a publicly listed developer with many large-scale projects currently in progress in New Zealand and Australia. Winton specialises in developing integrated and fully master-planned communities that are best by design, with superior building standards where no detail is overlooked. Winton has a portfolio of circa 6,500 residential lots, dwellings, apartment units and retirement village units.

Vision

Our vision is to set the standard as a world-class property group that creates thoughtful master-planned neighbourhoods that are best by design. We are dedicated to creating more sustainable, connected and vibrant urban communities, providing a lasting legacy for generations to come.

Chris Meehan

Chris Meehan

Chair / Chief Executive Officer

Chris, a founding principal and CEO of Winton, has over 30 years of experience in real estate investment.

Prior to establishing Winton, Chris founded the Belle Property real estate franchise in Australia in 1999, and grew this business to circa 25 offices across Australia and New Zealand, prior to its sale to private equity interests in 2009.

Chris holds an Associate Diploma in Business (Property Valuation).

Michaela Meehan

Michaela Meehan

Non-Executive Director

Michaela is a founding principal and director of Winton.

Michaela was a Senior Product Manager for the Danish brewery Carlsberg, in Copenhagen, from 1995 and 2001. Michaela was also a professional sailor for 13 years, competing at three Olympic Games as a member of the Danish Sailing Team.

Michaela holds a Master of Science in Economics and Business Administration from the Copenhagen Business School.

Julian Cook

Julian Cook

Executive Director and Director of Retirement

Julian joined Winton after having worked with the Summerset Group for 11 years. Initially engaged as Summerset’s Chief Financial Officer, Julian oversaw the company’s transition to become a publicly listed company on the NZX and ASX, and in 2014 was appointed as Chief Executive Officer.

Prior to 2010, Julian was an Associate Director with Macquarie Group for over 12 years, gaining significant experience in the energy, industrial services, tourism and aged care sectors. He holds a Master of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Arts from Victoria University, and a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science from the University of Waikato.

Julian is currently a director of Sky City Entertainment Group and WEL Networks.

Glen Tupuhi

Glen Tupuhi

Independent Director

Glen has over 30 years’ governance experience, including in health and justice related fields, including representing Ngati Paoa, Hauraki and iwi Maori.

Glen has held senior positions in Oranga Tamariki, Corrections, Health Waikato, Hauora Waikato and Te Runanga o Kirikiriroa and ministerial appointments to the Independent Maori Statutory Board from 2010 – 2016, and nationally to the Maori Economic Development Panel.

Glen holds a Graduate Diploma Business Studies (Health Management) from Massey University.

Steven Joyce

Steven Joyce

Independent Director

Steven has more than 30 years of successful leadership experience across a unique mix of commercial and government roles, working in governance and executive positions.

During his time in government, Steven served as a senior economic minister, holding the portfolios of Finance, Economic Development, Science and Innovation, Transport, ICT and Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment. Prior to entering politics he was a successful radio entrepreneur, starting RadioWorks NZ Ltd and building it to become New Zealand’s second largest radio company.

Steven is currently also the director of Joyce Advisory Limited, providing independent advice to boards, including on finance and economics and strategy execution.

Steven holds a Bachelor of Science from Massey University.

James Kemp

James Kemp

Non-Executive Director

James has been appointed to the Board of Winton in his capacity as a representative of TC Akarua 2 Pty Limited (as trustee of the TC Akarua Sub Trust), being a substantial shareholder in Winton.   

James is a Senior Managing Director in Macquarie Asset Management and is Head of Real Estate, Asia-Pacific. He has over 16 years of experience in real estate private equity and investment banking across Asia-Pacific. James has been a director on a number of other real estate companies and is currently also a director of the Japan and China logistics developer and fund manager, Unified Industrial.  

James has a Bachelor of Finance and a Bachelor of Commerce (First class Honours and University Medal) from the University of Newcastle and a Master of Finance from INSEAD.

Guy Fergusson

Guy Fergusson

Independent Director

Guy is an experienced corporate finance and capital markets professional. He worked for the corporate advisory firm Grant Samuel, Australia for 14 years, most recently in the role of Co-Chief Executive.

Guy’s investment banking experience spans 28 years. Along with his roles at Grant Samuel, he has also spent time at Deutsche Bank and UBS, working across all capital markets domestically and internationally (equity, debt and hybrids) and M&A, spanning all sectors with a focus in financial services, asset management, TMT, financial sponsors, real estate and education. Guy has extensive boardroom experience both in a corporate finance advisory capacity and as a director, and is currently a non-executive director at the Australian Wildlife Conservancy.

Guy is a qualified CA, holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters of Taxation Law from UNSW Sydney.

Chris Meehan

Chris Meehan

Chief Executive Officer

Chris, a founding principal and CEO of Winton, has over 30 years of experience in real estate investment.

Prior to establishing Winton, Chris founded the Belle Property real estate franchise in Australia in 1999, and grew this business to circa 25 offices across Australia and New Zealand, prior to its sale to private equity interests in 2009.

Chris holds an Associate Diploma in Business (Property Valuation).

Simon Ash

Simon Ash

Chief Operating Officer

Simon is responsible for overseeing Winton’s business operations.

Simon has over 18 years’ experience spanning real estate finance and investment banking.  Prior to joining Winton, Simon gained much of his experience at Macquarie Bank, and in a variety of roles at Brookfield Financial.

Simon has a Bachelor of Commerce with a double major in Economics and Finance from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

Justine Hollows

Justine Hollows

General Manager, Corporate Services

Justine is responsible for the Group’s corporate services, including legal oversight, risk management, compliance and human resources. In addition to her role as General Manager of Corporate Services, Justine is also the Company's General Counsel.

Justine has extensive experience in law, including property development, transactional and leasing work.

Justine has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Waikato.

Jean McMahon

Jean McMahon

Chief Financial Officer

Jean is responsible for managing Winton’s finance, tax and accounting functions.

A Chartered Accountant, Jean has over 18 years of experience in real estate, finance and investment which she gained in a variety of roles across New Zealand, United Kingdom and Canada.

Jean’s career to date has also included working for Property for Industry, Lloyds Banking Group (UK) and Hillcore Group (Canada), as well as KPMG (New Zealand and Canada).

Jean holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Bachelor of Science (Statistics) from the University of Auckland and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Duncan Elley

Duncan Elley

General Manager, Project Delivery

Duncan is a senior real estate professional with responsibility for the group’s delivery of development projects.

Duncan has over 20 years of experience in land development, real estate, finance and investment management. Prior to joining Winton, Duncan gained his extensive real estate transactional experience with Chenavari Investment Managers and Capmark Bank Europe plc in the United Kingdom.

Duncan holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics) and Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Canterbury, Christchurch.

David Osborne

David Osborne

Head of Land Development

David is responsible for Winton’s land development projects.

David has more than 30 years of experience in residential land development projects across the Auckland isthmus. David has an extensive knowledge of the land development process, in its entirety, ranging from post procurement through to project delivery. David joined the Winton team after spending 10 years with the Todd Property group, where he was responsible for delivering its Long Bay development.

David holds a New Zealand Certificate in both Land Surveying and Civil Engineering.

James Burgess

James Burgess

Head of Vertical Living

James is an experienced architect, responsible for Winton’s Vertical Living development projects.

James returned to New Zealand in 2015, bringing with him extensive experience from across a broad range of sectors and projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, China, Australia and the United Kingdom.  Since then, James’ work has centred primarily on the creation of successful mixed use communities – whether in city centre redevelopment programmes, or community building residential developments.  An advocate for alternative residential tenure, with a focus on strategic outcomes and creative vision, James has leveraged experience attained within the United Kingdom ‘Build to Rent’ market, and applied it to both the Australian and New Zealand sectors.

James holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) from Victoria University (Te Herenga Waka), Wellington, and is a New Zealand Registered Architect.

Sonya Fynmore

Sonya Fynmore

Sustainability and External Relations Manager

Sonya is responsible for delivering Winton’s ESG program and managing external relations, including external communications and media.

Before joining Winton, Sonya held different positions within the capital markets over the last 20 years, focusing on investor relations, corporate communications, business media, project management, sustainability, and most recently, carbon trading and ESG integration into the investment process.

Sonya has a Bachelor of Management Studies from Waikato University and completed executive education in sustainability at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Cambridge Institute for Sustainable Leadership.

Cara Doonan

Cara Doonan

Senior Development Manager

Cara has more than 23 years of experience as a Development Manager in Australia and New Zealand. Cara’s broad skill set covers the full life cycle of commercial and residential development projects including apartments, town houses, large scale master planned communities, office, retail, and mixed-use developments.

Cara gained much of her Development Management experience in Australia working for publicly listed companies Stockland and Macquarie Bank, government entities and private developers. Cara came to New Zealand in 2017 to deliver large scale residential apartment projects for Kainga Ora including the Northcote redevelopment precinct and apartments across wider Auckland. Prior to joining Winton, Cara was part of the senior leadership team establishing Fletcher Living’s Apartments business and consented apartments across multiple market developments at Northcote.

Cara holds a Bachelor Applied Science (Property Economics) from QUT (Queensland) and Post Graduate Diploma Property from Deakin University (Victoria).

Steve Lewis

Steve Lewis

Senior Development Manager

Steve has over 20 years of project leadership and development management experience in New Zealand, for both publicly listed and privately owned entities.

Steve has successfully completed large scale and complex mixed-use developments and substantial retail projects.

Steve has a Bachelor of Property and Bachelor of Commerce in Finance from the University of Auckland. Steve is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA).

Andrew Bere-Adams

Andrew Bere-Adams

Development Manager

Andrew has over 35 years’ offshore experience in Development and Project Management and is responsible for Winton’s Jimmy’s Point project.

Andrew gained extensive knowledge and experience in the sector while engaged with a UK based developer and operator in the Netherlands focusing on extended-stay developments in mainland Europe. Prior to joining Winton, Andrew was a Partner in Private Practice in London, working from feasibility and acquisition through to planning, construction and supporting operational delivery.

Andrew holds an Honours degree in Building Technology from the University of Manchester and is a Chartered Surveyor.  

Adam Colleton

Adam Colleton

Development Manager

Adam is an experienced Development Manager whose primary focus is the management of Winton’s Lakeside project.

Prior to joining the Winton team, much of Adam’s experience was gained in Melbourne, with roles in valuation, project feasibility and development delivery.  Adam has worked across all stages of the property cycle - from acquisition and planning, through to development delivery, and brings with him to Winton, over a decade of industry experience.

Adam holds a Degree in Business Management majoring in Real Estate & Development from the University of Queensland.

Shaun Niven

Shaun Niven

Development Manager

Shaun’s primary focus is new design and development opportunities.

Shaun has over 10 year’s experience in design and construction across all aspects of the process, from design concept, engineering, through to production and delivery.

Prior to joining Winton Shaun project managed the design and construction of superyacht new build and refits in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Shaun holds a Bachelor of Design (Honours) in Transportation Design from Massey University, Auckland.

Michael Kensington

Michael Kensington

Senior Associate

Michael's responsibilities for Winton include investment management and new site acquisitions for the Northbrook Retirement Village portfolio.

Michael returned from the United Kingdom in 2021 where he worked most recently as an Investment Manager for a senior living developer, funded by Legal & General Capital. Prior to this, Michael was an Investment Analyst for Grosvenor Estate, focusing on its London portfolio (£5bn, Mayfair and Belgravia). Michael started his career in New Zealand, working at both Russell McVeagh and PwC.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Canterbury.

Victoria Cooke

Victoria Cooke

Human Resources Manager

Victoria is responsible for the HR function across the Winton Group.

Victoria has 10 years experience as an HR generalist within New Zealand, previously working across the hospitality and manufacturing industries as well as the not-for-profit sector.

Victoria holds a Bachelor of International Hospitality Management (specialising in Human Resources) from AUT University, Auckland.

Charlotte Corden

Charlotte Corden

Senior Legal Counsel

Charlotte is part of the legal team assisting the General Manager, Corporate Services with legal oversight and risk management. Charlotte has over 15 years of experience in law practising within New Zealand and internationally.

Prior to joining Winton, Charlotte worked in private practice focusing on all aspects of property transactions including commercial and residential developments, leasing and extensive transactional work.

Charlotte has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts from Otago University, Dunedin.

Genevieve Simmers

Genevieve Simmers

Senior Legal Counsel

Genevieve is part of the legal team assisting the General Manager, Corporate Services with legal oversight and risk management.  Genevieve has over 15 years of experience specialising in property, including commercial property transactional and leasing work and development. 

Prior to joining Winton, Genevieve held Senior Associate positions at top-tier firms, including Buddle Findlay. 

Genevieve has a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Marketing from the University of Otago, Dunedin.  

Hayley Borer-Poore

Hayley Borer-Poore

Finance Manager

Hayley is responsible for supporting the Chief Financial Officer in managing Winton’s finance, tax and accounting functions.

Hayley has over 17 years experience in New Zealand, working within property and commercial law firms. Hayley's previous positions have been with Wynn Williams, Morrison Kent Lawyers (as both a Trust Accountant and Practice Manager)and prior to joining Winton, Qantas.

Hayley holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), a Legal Executive Diploma and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

 Mina O'Grady

Mina O'Grady

Finance Manager

Mina is responsible for supporting the Chief Financial Officer in managing Winton’s finance, tax and accounting functions.

Mina has held finance roles, including business partnering, in the UK and more recently in the commercial interiors space in Auckland. Mina has had extensive experience working for various public practice firms across New Zealand, including BDO Auckland.

Mina holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Commercial Law) from the University of Auckland and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Jan Loots

Jan Loots

Finance Analyst

Jan is responsible for supporting the Chief Financial Officer in financial analysis reporting across all Winton operations. Prior to joining Winton Jan held positions at PwC and EY within Audit and Transaction Services, supporting a wide range of listed and private clients.

Jan holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland (Accounting and Finance) and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

 

Niamh West

Niamh West

Financial Accountant

Niamh is responsible for assisting the Finance Manager to administer and maintain the financial management and reporting for the Winton Group.

Niamh also assists the broader Winton team with transactional and management requirements. Prior to joining Winton, Niamh held positions within the food distribution industry.

Niamh holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Accounting from the University of Waikato. Niamh is currently pursuing her Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting.

Denham Freemantle-Kirby

Denham Freemantle-Kirby

Assistant Accountant

Denham is responsible for the administration and maintenance procedures within the finance for the Winton Group. Denham joined the finance team at Winton, after moving to Auckland from the South Island. 

Denham holds a Bachelor of Commerce, specialising in the fields of Accounting and Finance, from the University of Otago, and is currently pursuing his Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting

Janina Eslava

Janina Eslava

Assistant Accountant

Janina is responsible for the finance administration and maintenance procedures across the Winton Group.

Prior to joining Winton, Janina was with an Auckland-based private equity investment company.

Janina holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting and Taxation from the University of Canterbury and is currently pursuing her Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting.

Bianca Waar

Bianca Waar

Marketing Manager

Bianca is responsible for overseeing all marketing for the Winton and Northbrook brands, as well as the developments projects.

Prior to joining Winton, Bianca acquired extensive marketing project management experience working alongside a private New Zealand property developer.  Bianca was responsible for co-ordinating and managing events, campaigns and new project launches with an in-house marketing team.  Bianca has also held marketing roles with several New Zealand real estate companies.

Bianca holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Marketing Communications) from Massey University, Auckland and a New Zealand Real Estate Salesperson License.

Jo Buchanan

Jo Buchanan

Personal Assistant to CEO/Chair

Jo has been a PA for 20 years and has previously supported high net worth individuals in the United Kingdom and across a variety of industries including property in New Zealand.

Jo brings a wealth of experience and expertise in the field of professional support services to Winton.

Lauren Christie

Lauren Christie

General Manager Queenstown

Lauren manages the Queenstown office overseeing the development of Waterfall Park and Ayrburn in Queenstown and River Terrace in Cromwell.

Lauren has been in the building industry for more than 15 years in a wide variety of roles including in government agencies, research organisations, and client-side project management. Lauren has delivered a wide variety of construction projects including education, retail, hospitality, commercial, heritage restorations, and residential.

Lauren holds a PhD and Bachelor of Building Science (Honours) from Victoria University of Wellington. Lauren has also attended the Stanford Graduate School of Business under scholarship. Lauren is a member of PrefabNZ – an industry organisation for innovative offsite construction in New Zealand.

Nicola Tristram

Nicola Tristram

Development Manager

Nicola is primarily involved with the development of Waterfall Park and Ayrburn in Queenstown, and River Terrace in Cromwell.

Nicola has over a decade’s experience in the property industry in both New Zealand and Australia. Originally a planning consultant, she moved to Australia and gained experience as a development manager, working across all stages of the property cycle. Specifically, she was responsible for the master-planning, design, and delivery of a 1400-hectare industrial redevelopment project.

Nicola holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Otago.

Luke Hamilton

Luke Hamilton

Development Manager

Luke is primarily involved in Waterfall Park and Ayrburn.

Luke brings to the team 12 years of civil construction experience across numerous multi-million dollar projects in the Queenstown Lakes region. Luke has worked the full spectrum of roles, literally from the ‘ground up’ through to project and division management. This experience has provided Luke with a valuable understanding of the industry and a wide gambit of skills, including budgeting, design review, value engineering, construction methodology and programming, quality control, health and safety and overall site management.

Luke holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from the Otago Polytechnic.

Stu Minty

Stu Minty

Development Manager

Stu is primarily involved in the development of Ayrburn and Waterfall Park in Queenstown.

Prior to joining the Winton team, Stu was Project Engineer for a multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy. Stu brings over a decade of experience in the construction industry across the full project cycle, from feasibility to design and construction.
Stu specialises in the development of sites with challenging ground conditions and has been involved in numerous hotel, commercial, residential, civil and land development projects in both the public and private sector.

Stu holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering from Otago Polytechnic.

George Watts

George Watts

Senior Design Manager

George is a landscape architect who is involved in the master planning and design of Winton's projects throughout New Zealand. George’s primary focus is working with the development and project managers with master planning and design solutions, as well as overseeing landscape construction projects from concept to completion.

Before joining the team, George worked as an external Consultant for a Queenstown based landscape architecture practice and has extensive  industry experience.

George holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from Victoria University, Wellington.

David Rozwadowski

David Rozwadowski

Design Manager

David assists with shaping the design and master planning aspects of Winton projects across New Zealand, including the Northbrook portfolio.

David has a broad range of industry experience, from feasibility and concept through to construction.  David worked previously as an architect on heritage and residential projects in London, and in landscape architecture practices in Queenstown & Wanaka, designing gardens, public spaces & master planning new neighbourhoods. David is committed to enhancing the built environment with transformative spaces.

David holds a Bachelor's and Master’s in architecture from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom.

Vicky Horncy

Vicky Horncy

Designer

Vicky assists the Winton team with master planning and design solutions, as well as all aspects of site management, landscape design and construction from project inception to delivery.

Early in her design career Vicky worked as an interior designer in London and was primarily involved in a variety of high-end commercial projects, from conception to completion.  Prior to joining Winton, Vicky worked for a Queenstown Landscape Architecture practice for many years. These experiences combined, have given Vicky a valuable skill set and a broad understanding of the industry. 

Vicky holds a Batchelor of Arts Degree in Interior Design from Leeds University, United Kingdom.

Alex Watts

Alex Watts

Visual Stylist

Alex is responsible for the visual styling of all Winton projects throughout New Zealand.

Alex has over 15 years experience previously working as a Stylist and Art Director in the film industry both domestically and internationally.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Design from Ilam School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury.

Jemima Watton

Jemima Watton

Office Administrator / Project Support

Jemima is responsible for the Queenstown office procedures, using her organisational skills to ensure the smooth running of operations in the busy work environment.  

In addition, Jemima also supports ongoing projects and secretarial duties for the General Manager within the Queenstown branch along with the wider development team.

Jemima has a certificate in Business Administration from Lakes College, Cumbria, United Kingdom. Jemima's previous work experience in the United Kingdom and New Zealand included working as a Senior Teaching Assistant and Sports Coordinator, and planning and delivering several different programmes to children of varied ages.

Daisy Perkins

Daisy Perkins

Admin and Project Support

Daisy is responsible for the administrative function and day to day operations of the Queenstown office.

Daisy also provides project support to the Queenstown General Manager as well as the wider Queenstown development team. 

Daisy joins the Queenstown team with considerable experience as an administrative assistant across a variety of industries.

Richard Belcher

Richard Belcher

Development Manager

Richard is responsible for delivering the Northlake, Wanaka project.

Richard has more than 20 years' experience in both the property and building sectors. Prior to joining Winton, Richard worked with ASX listed entity Scentre Group, gaining extensive commercial and project management experience on major retail developments in both New Zealand and Australia.

Richard holds a Diploma in Quantity Surveying from Unitech, New Zealand.

Nick Jennings

Nick Jennings

Development Manager

Nick leads the construction and development of Northbrook Wanaka.

Nick has more than 30 years of experience in construction industry with specific expertise in strategic programming and construction operations.

Prior to joining Winton, Nick held senior construction roles with Livingstone Building and Southbase Construction, delivering large scale retail, apartments, educational developments, and commercial fit outs.

Nick holds a Diploma of Management from the University of Sydney.